Mom Checklist: 3 Things Every Mom Doesn’t Need to Do

    If you're a mom, it's certain that you're the possessor of some sort of  "to-do" list. But what about a short list of things you don't need to do.   Introducing the mom "To-Don't List". 1. Don't compare yourself to other moms. With the advent of social media … [Read more...]

Why We Started Homeschooling- Part 1

    Homeschooling never crossed my mind. And although at the time of this article we've been homeschooling for twelve years; our 3 oldest children started out in public school. And since we are now in our 12th year it's probably high time I write about how we got started doing … [Read more...]

How to keep homeschooling while Life Happens: A LIVE interview on Facebook!

Ever wonder how to keep homeschooling while real life is happening? Well, mark your calendars, my friends! Because that's exactly what I'm going to be talking about in a LIVE video interview with Diane Kummer of HSLDA on Facebook. Wednesday, December 6th @ 11 am EST,  I'd love for you to … [Read more...]

Why a Bible Verse Made Me Laugh

Have you ever read a particular verse in the Bible and laughed out loud? (Photo by Ben White of Unsplash)   I came across this entry in my journal dated 2010. The following is a devotional I lead while serving on the leadership team of an international women's ministry. One evening, … [Read more...]

And then there were 9: Introducing our Baby

  Is it really Friday!?  It seems like that's a phrase I repeat every week as time just seems to be flying by. Well, last week I told you I'd be introducing you to the newest member of our family. (Photo credit Liv Bruce on UnSplash)   And so without any further ado, allow me … [Read more...]

A Perfectly Imperfect Start

So many thoughts and emotions were swirling around in my head and heart three days before I planned to kickoff our school year. But I was far from feeling "ready."   (Photo by Mari Pi on Unsplash)     Lessons still need to be planned and written out, flashcards cut … [Read more...]

Why Thanksgiving is an Everyday Holiday

Aside from Biblical feasts; Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. (photo credit Amith Krishna on Unsplash)   For our family, it's more than eating delicious food and spending time with our extended family.  It's a time of reflecting on God's faithfulness & provision in our lives. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Successful Shopping on eBay

Do you consider yourself a bargain shopper? Or maybe you aspire to be one. Long before our family size exceeded the American average, I was always looking for bargains as I desired to steward our family's resources well.   About 10 years ago; out of curiosity and the raving of a … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: 12 Lessons I’ve Learned

Our family started homeschooling 11 years ago.  And while our children have certainly learned many valuable lessons. So have I. Here they are in no particular order:    1.Homeschooling is more about character development than academics. We all learn academically (and I relearn many … [Read more...]

Having a baby? 10 Essentials to pack in your Hospital Bag

Well, at the time of writing this article I am 8 days away from my due date!   This post contains affiliate links And I had certainly hoped to share our happy news with you before now. But, alas between homeschooling (and graduating another child), morning sickness and my … [Read more...]